Category: "England"

44. Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes may not be recognized as an example for fair play (with more than 120 yellow cards and 10 red cards), but is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.

Educated at the Manchester United training center, Scholes played more than 700 games with the club winning eleven Premier League titles (1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2012–13), three FA Cups (1995–96, 1998–99 and 2003–04) and two Champions Leagues (1998–99 and 2007–08). He was part of the team who realized a perfect season in 1998-99 winning three major titles.

In April 2003, The Premier League named him as a member of the Domestic and Overall Teams of the Decade (1992-2002).

In 66 games Scholes never won any honours with the England national team.

Paul Scholes is one of few players to have won the Premier League in three different decades.

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32. David Beckham

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David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham is one of the best English players of the 20th century.

“Becks” (aka “Golden Balls”) played a key role during Manchester United’s domination of the Premier League at the end of the 1990s into the early 2000s.

With Manchester United, he won six Premier League titles (1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2002–03), two FA Cups (1995–96 and 1998–99) and the Champions league in 1998-99.

After 400 matches and 85 goals, he became the third English player to sign with Real Madrid where he won La Liga (2006-07) and the Supercopa de España (2003).

With England, Beckham was by the end of his career the second most selected player in the history of England with 115 appearances, just ahead of Steven Gerrard (114).

Beckham played three different World Cup and two European Championship tournaments.

Renowned for his free-kicks, Beckham won a lot of individual titles but never received the Ballon d’Or (second in 1999).

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